Usually, big moments on “Jeopardy” come when a winning player gets the right question to the answer in Final Jeopardy. That wasn’t the case during the most recent Teen Tournament on the show. The Tournament’s champion, Leonard Cooper, gave what was technically the wrong answer (in the form of a question).
But his was better. Much better.
The Final Jeopardy answer at the end of the Tournament on Tuesday (Feb. 12) was as follows: “On June 6, 1944, he said, ‘The eyes of the world are upon you.'”
While the correct question (guessed by only one of the three boys in the Tournament) was “Who is Dwight D. Eisenhower?” Cooper’s question is much better:
“Who is some guy in Normandy, but I just won $75,000!”
Although this was still a bit of a gamble — one of the other players could technically have beaten Leonard with the right answer and wager — Cooper was correct in this. He wagered $0 and therefore lost nothing with his flippant response.
The winner of the “Jeopardy” Teen Tournament automatically gets a $75,000 prize, thereby proving the super-awesome teenager right.